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New report highlights osteoporosis prevalence in men, calls for action

October 14, 2014

Representing one-third of hip fractures worldwide, men have mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture, doubling the risk of death in women, according to data from the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

The report “Osteoporosis in men: why change needs to happen,” released ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, highlights lack of diagnosis and treatment in men, underscores their compromised ability to live pain-free and independently and calls for changes within the health care community.

Survey: Fewer than half of postmenopausal women take bone health supplements

October 12, 2014
A recent survey conducted by AIDP Inc. found that although women are well aware of the risks of brittle bones and fractures, fewer than half take bone health…
In the Journals

Vigorous physical activity helped predict hip, spine bone mineral content in children

October 7, 2014
Vigorous-intensity physical activity helped predict bone mineral content at two skeletal sites in children and adolescents, according to research published online in…
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Calcium-sensing receptor antagonist did not improve BMD in postmenopausal women

October 6, 2014
Transient pulses of parathyroid hormone occurred in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with the orally bioavailable calcium-sensing receptor antagonist…
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Treatment of Acromegaly: Emerging Options - Part 4 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Several medical therapies for acromegaly, including somatostatin receptor agonists, dopamine receptor agonists, and a…
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates…
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New report highlights osteoporosis prevalence in men, calls for action

October 14, 2014
Representing one-third of hip fractures worldwide, men have mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture, doubling…

Survey: Fewer than half of postmenopausal women take bone health supplements

October 12, 2014
A recent survey conducted by AIDP Inc. found that although women are well aware of the risks of brittle bones and fractures, fewer than half take…
In the Journals

Vigorous physical activity helped predict hip, spine bone mineral content in children

October 7, 2014
Vigorous-intensity physical activity helped predict bone mineral content at two skeletal sites in children and adolescents, according to research…
In the Journals

Calcium-sensing receptor antagonist did not improve BMD in postmenopausal women

October 6, 2014
Transient pulses of parathyroid hormone occurred in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with the orally bioavailable calcium-sensing…
In the Journals

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to poorer QOL, self-rated health in older patients

October 6, 2014
Among older individuals, lower blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with poorer self-reported quality of life and health, according to…
FDA News

Bioequivalent estradiol patch approved for new indication dose

September 27, 2014
The FDA has approved a 33% smaller dose of the estradiol transdermal system for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, according to the…
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Denosumab shows promise for osteoporotic women at high risk for fracture

September 23, 2014
Women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture adhered to denosumab therapy better than other osteoporosis treatments over time, according…
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Vitamin D therapy improved deficiency rates of middle-aged women

September 22, 2014
Supplements containing vitamin D helped women of varying race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and education levels increase their long-term levels…
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Vitamin K supplements failed to improve BMD in postmenopausal osteopenia

September 19, 2014
Women with osteopenia after menopause demonstrating low vitamin K1 concentrations did not improve bone mineral density with long-term vitamin K1…
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Diabetes increased risk for major osteoporotic, hip fracture

September 17, 2014
Diabetes is a stand-alone risk factor for major osteoporotic fractures but does not alter the effect of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool risk factors or…
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